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Help-5 days to go - looking for a Welsh Boys name!

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Budcat · 23/01/2008 12:47

Help, running out of time and need to find a Welsh Boy's name. I am welsh, live in England and DH (English) wants to give DS2 a welsh name like his brother. Have looked through so many lists and books but many names will not be pronounable in England due to the language barrier. Can anybody suggest phonetic welsh boys names?

So annoying that have no problems with girls names - Ffion Lowri but it ain't going to happen!

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justwaterformethanks · 24/01/2008 20:02

how do you pronounce Iolo and taliesin? just curious

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OverRated · 24/01/2008 20:24

I wanted DS to be Iestyn but he got a different Welsh name instead.

llareggub · 24/01/2008 20:32

I have a Iestyn

Hobnobfanatic · 24/01/2008 20:41

How do you pronounce Iolo, Califrau?

And no one has mentioned Elwyn yet! Though a bit old fashioned!

Hobnobfanatic · 24/01/2008 20:42

Doh - Justwater got in there first!
Yo-lo reminds me too much of Rolo, I think!

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taffy101 · 24/01/2008 21:19

I have an Owen, rather than an Owain which I thought would confuse English people.
My nephew is Dylan which I also really like (depending on who she is talking to my sis says he's named after dylan thomas/bob dylan/dylan off magic roundabout!)

RTKangaMummy · 24/01/2008 21:27


DS has a friend with Bryn and think it is great

RTKangaMummy · 24/01/2008 21:29

cousins DS called Gareth

bodiddly · 24/01/2008 21:35

I know a Brynley (Bryn) ... cute!

maxmissie · 24/01/2008 21:37

My husband's parents are both Welsh and live in England and he and his brothers are Owen, Gareth and Thomas.

His cousin's children are called Gruffydd (pronounced Griffith and Griff for short!) and Caled (which we'd never heard of before and couldn't find on any of the lists).

If we'd had a boy we would have called him Evan Thomas as wanted a Welsh name that could be easily spelt and pronounced in England but as we had a girl we called her Bethan!

BrummieMomInMerthyr · 24/01/2008 21:49

My ds is Dylan, should be no probs with that in an English school! Otherwise Ioan, Ieuan.... A friend of ours has called their ds Taryn, but this is more of a girls name! Not sure if they know but as they live in Oxford i don't think anyone is gonna know

ivykaty44 · 24/01/2008 21:55


Chuffinnora · 24/01/2008 21:57

Would that be Dewi Ivykate?

catgirl · 25/01/2008 10:54

Budcat - let me know where to send the vest to.

Any closer to picking names?

Budcat · 25/01/2008 12:37

Thanks for the help everyone - some really great suggestions that I really like and I feel a lot less stressed about the lack of a name. Next step to pour very large glass of red wine for DH tonight and make a decision once and for all!!

Cat girl - I have e-mailed Tech to ask how to pass on my address to you. Many thanks again,


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catgirl · 25/01/2008 15:02

budcat - got your details, will retrieve vest from sis-in-law (she is Canadian, my brother Welsh, so clearly not going to put their lo in it!) and post. Good luck picking names and the birth of course!

PrincessPeahead · 25/01/2008 15:07

I knew a welsh guy who lived in Oxford called Gowan. Nobody seemed to have any trouble pronouncing his name. Also easy to spell - anyway that's my suggestion!

frogger77 · 26/01/2008 16:01

My husband is Welsh and the names in his family are: Eifion, Elgan, Ceirion, Gwyn, Huw, Owain, Dafydd. Also like Cayden (Kaiden, many spellings) x

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ladette · 26/01/2008 16:50

Did you make a decision? My FIL was Welsh, as was my Grandfather, so we gave our DS a Welsh name, already mentioned several times on this thread.

WestCountryLass · 26/01/2008 21:40

Someone has already suggested Osian (osh-shan), totally fabulous name!


Budcat · 27/01/2008 14:04

Thanks for everybody's help (Mumsnetters please take a bow) we now have a short shortlist!

So far

Many of the other fabulous names suggested have been excluded due to being occupied by brothers/Dads/Uncles etc!

DH's favourite (found on the list forwarded by Duchesse-many thanks)is Awstin. I'm not sure. Any thoughts on that little list most welcome.....

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